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Experts highlight the need for new right to information law for Balochistan

Experts highlight the need for new right to information law for Balochistan

By: Mir Behram Baloch Quetta: Balochistan Freedom of Information Act 2005 is ineffective and needs to be repealed. It does not facilitate citizens and journalists in getting information from public bodies. There is a need for an effective right to information law for the province on the lines of those enacted in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. These views were expressed ...

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Death toll rises to 26 in Gadani ship-breaking blast

Death toll rises to 26 in Gadani ship-breaking blast

Quetta: The death toll from an explosion and fire at a Gadani ship-breaking yard last week has risen to 26, officials said on Sunday. More than 57 others were wounded in the incident when a gas cylinder exploded and started a fire inside an oil tanker at the Gadani yard in the in Gadani district Lasbela. A local government official, Zulfiqar ...

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Balochistan Government issues threat alert

Balochistan Government issues threat alert

Quetta: Balochistan’s Home department has issued a threat alert stating that a “lady suicide bomber” has reached Quetta, where she is believed to carry out a terrorist attack. “It has reliably been learnt that a lady suicide bomber, ageing between 17 and 18 has reached Quetta for some terrorist activity,” the letter read. It said that two terrorists along with ...

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PCS examinations will be held on schedule: Government of Balochistan

PCS examinations will be held on schedule: Government of Balochistan

Quetta: Competitive examines would be conducted in accordance with its schedule which has already been announced, said a press release issued by the provincial government, here on Saturday. According to statement, the BPSC examinations would be held on schedule and strongly rejected the reports that the examinations are being postponed or delay. “There is not truth in rumors that competitive ...

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BRCs administration shut all their campuses in Balochistan

BRCs administration shut all their campuses in Balochistan

By: Shoaib Durrazi Quetta: The Balochistan Residentional College (BRC) administrations have shut all their campuses in Balochistan including Loralai, Turbat, Khuzdar and Zhob from 3 November. Administration of BRCs urged Balochistan government to fulfill their demands otherwise classes would not be attended. The administration has demanded release of 75% allowance of the employees and ensures the promotion policy, since due ...

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Quetta Mass Transit Train System’s Phase- I would be completed in 2019

Quetta Mass Transit Train System’s Phase- I would be completed in 2019

Quetta: In order to materialize the vision of Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri, the Quetta Mass Transit Train System’s Phase- I would be completed in 2019. Work on this project is in full swing and after its completion it would provide economical and comfortable traveling facility to the masses. A meeting between Provincial Authorities and officials of two ...

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Quetta: Bilawal breaks down into tears as he visits injured police cadets

Quetta: Bilawal breaks down into tears as he visits injured police cadets

Quetta: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was in tears during his visit to injured police cadets in Balochistan. “He broke down into tears when he talked about his slain mother Benazir Bhutto.” Bilawal said that he was also a victim of terrorism. “My family and the people of Balochistan share the same pain. I am no ordinary ...

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Strengthening Youth Groups through Sports and Capacity building in Dalbandin

Strengthening Youth Groups through Sports and Capacity building in Dalbandin

By: Mir Behram Baloch A week long youth capacity building and awareness programs organized by Pakistan – U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) ended in Dalbandin with an Award distribution ceremony at Press Club Dalbandin. Earlier a two-day workshop for youth on “Role of youth and Sports in creation of a peaceful and drug free society was organized for High School Students ...

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The Folk Heritage Museum

The Folk Heritage Museum

By: Hanif Dilmurad Lok Virsa Museum also known as Heritage Museum is located in Islamabad. It is run by the National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage. The Museum presents cultural heritage and life of people in Pakistan. The life and culture of different people are exhibited here in statues, pictures, pottery, music and textile work from different parts of ...

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Editorial: The bloodshed in Quetta

Editorial: The bloodshed in Quetta

In the latest terrorist attack at Police Training College at least 61 security personnel were killed and more than 165 others were injured as heavily-armed militants wearing suicide vests stormed a police Training College. Home Minister of Balochistan Sarfraz Bugti informed media that three terrorists entered the Police Training College from the rare gate after martyring a watchman and held ...

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